3 Players the Miami Marlins will wish were signed when the season starts

The Fish will regret not signing these players this season

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2. BULLPEN ARMS

The Miami Marlins are moving A.J. Puk into the rotation for the upcoming season. This may pay dividends in the rotation, but it thins out the bullpen some more. How did The Fish replace Puk in the bullpen? Well....with Minor League signings.

What about signing some experienced arms to help strengthen the bullpen? The Seattle Mariners signed Ryne Stanek for 1 year/$4 million. Why couldn't The Fish have signed him instead? Stanek had a 1.15 ERA/3.02 FIP, with 10.2 K/9 and 5.1 BB/9, in 59 games and 54.2 innings pitched. He wasn't as good in 2023, but still produced a 4.09 ERA/4.60 FIP, with 9.1 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 in 55 games and 50.2 innings pitched.

That wasn't the only signing that could've been made. What about Emilio Pagan? Pagan is coming off of a 2.99 ERA/3.27 FIP, with 8.4 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 in 66 games and 69.1 innings pitched, with the Minnesota Twins in 2023. He received an affordable 2 year/$16 million deal from Cincinnati, though potentially overpriced.

What about John Brebbia? He was signed by the Chicago White Sox for just 1 year/$4 million. He had a 3.99 ERA/3.93 FIP, with 11.0 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 in 40 games and 38.1 innings pitched for the San Francisco Giants. In 2022, he produced a 3.18 ERA/3.32 FIP, with 7.1 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9 in 76 games and 68.0 innings pitched. Why didn't The Fish add some bullpen help?

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